Princeton, N.J. - The Quakers went 2-1 at the Ivy League Championships on Sunday at Princeton to finish in third place with a 3-2 overall mark.
Penn' s 3-2 record matched the team's performance from last year while Harvard won the title with a 5-0 record and Yale was in second with a 4-1 record. The Quakers' 15-12 loss to the Bulldogs on Sunday proved to be the difference between second and third.
Sophomore Evan Prochniak fenced his way to a second consecutive first-team All-Ivy selection and was one of three All-Ivy fencers for Penn. Prochniak went 11-4 overall in sabre, especially remarkable considering his 0-3 record against Harvard in the opening round of the Ivy Championships on Saturday. Junior Zane Grodman earned his second All-Ivy nod with a 10-5 record and was named to the second-team. Freshman Clifford Fishler finished with an 8-5 mark in epee, good enough for a second-team All-Ivy selection.
In Penn's first action of the day the team was edged 15-12 by Yale. The Quakers won sabre 7-2 but lost foil and epee 6-3 and 7-2 in the match. Freshmen Josh Hammond and Michael Mills both went 2-1 in sabre while Prochniak finished 3-0.
The Quakers rebounded by beating Brown 20-7 and winning all three weapons. Prochniak was perfect in sabre while Grodman went 3-0 in foil and freshman Joseph Isaac matched them with his performance in epee.
Facing Princeton in the match of the day, the Red and Blue got a measure of revenge, beating the host Tigers 15-12 and securing their third-place finish. Penn won sabre 6-3, epee 5-4, and was edged out in foil, 5-4. Millks went 3-0 in sabre and classmates R.J. Shipp and Fishler went 2-1 in foil and epee.
The Quakers return to the strips for the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals, Saturday Mar. 12.